Agriculture Current Affair 16 September 2021

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India extends window for import of pulses, soyameal till December

India has extended the window for import of tur, urad and soyameal by two months till December 31 on the demand of trade houses.

Trade houses were concerned about the shortage of containers and vessels, which has increased the sailing time of cargo.

The decision comes amid uncertainty about the size, quality and time of arrival of the standing kharif crop due to erratic weather.

Demand for agricultural loans and storage facilities expected to go up in the ongoing kharif season

Demand for agricultural loans and storage facilities is expected to increase significantly in the ongoing kharif season as the pandemic situation seems under control and the impact of erratic rains remains minimal, agri financing and warehousing companies have said.

They expect strong growth in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, particularly from paddy, maize, bajra, soybean, groundnut and cotton growers.

Farmers body FAIFA lauds Centre’s promotion of digital technologies for agriculture

Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) has lauded the steps taken by the Union ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare to promote digital technology in the farm sector and has has urged the government to take appropriate steps for smooth implementation and execution of the digital agriculture mission.

FAIFA comprises farmers and farm workers of commercial crops across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat . The farmers’ body feels that the agriculture-friendly steps by the government will give added impetus to the pace of major farm sector reforms in the country and help in increasing farm income.

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